Monday, March 30, 2020

Make your own facemask in a few easy steps!


In times like these when COVID-19 is affecting all of us greatly in every way, it’s more important than ever to not only be safe from disease and healthy, but also to be resourceful and practical.

With the right tools and materials, it’s very easy to make your own basic protective gear. Did you know that with some spare cloth, a printer, and a sewing machine, you can sew your own facemask? Now there’s no need to worry about disposable facemasks—you can quickly craft your own for light everyday use and supplies of surgical masks can go to health workers and frontliners who need them more.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

AXA extends payment deadline and coverage for COVID-19


AXA Philippines, one of the country’s leading insurance providers, is extending deadlines for payments due within the enhanced community quarantine and expanding insurance coverage related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

“This is our way of helping our customers cope with the current situation. While on quarantine, we want them to stay in their homes, be healthy, and stay safe as much as possible,” says Rahul Hora, AXA Philippines president and chief executive officer.

AXA is extending its payment grace period from 31 days to 60 days for policies due from February 15 to April 30, 2020 for all health and life insurance policies (individual and group).

Friday, March 27, 2020

PayMaya: Digital payments help unite Filipinos in battle against COVID-19


More than P7.8M in funds raised with more donations pouring in through PayMaya’s channels

Just a week after its #OneAgainstCOVID19 initiative launched, PayMaya has already helped raised more than P7.8 million in donations from Filipinos all over the world through its digital payments channels, with donations growing rapidly by the day.

This feat was accomplished as companies and non-profit organizations such as the Philippine Red Cross, UNICEF, Caritas Manila, OXFAM Pilipinas, the UP PGH Foundation and other groups work together to mobilize much needed relief and resources to help combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  



With many financial touch points such as banks and payment centers in limited operations and as cash handling is discouraged to prevent the spread of the virus, digital financial services like PayMaya indeed offer the fastest, safest and easiest way for people to contribute to various response and relief efforts addressing COVID-19. 

Monday, March 23, 2020

#OneAgainstCOVID19: Donate to Philippine Red Cross, UNICEF, Caritas Manila, Oxfam Pilipinas, and others through PayMaya


Now you can donate to various charitable foundations and humanitarian agencies mobilizing relief and response efforts against COVID-19 through PayMaya's digital payments platform. The one-stop digital donation facility that can be accessed online or in-app is part of #OneAgainstCOVID19 drive that PayMaya launched with various partners to help raise funds for frontliners and the most vulnerable communities affected by the pandemic. 

“In this time of great and urgent need, coming together in the traditional spirit of bayanihan becomes ever more important so that no one gets left behind. This #OneAgainstCOVID19 harnesses the power of collaboration and digital payments as we fight this global pandemic,” said PayMaya Founder and CEO Orlando B. Vea. 

Ligo Philippines redirects advertising funds to COVID-19 relief and response efforts


Ligo Philippines is aware of the challenges that many kababayans face everyday as they protect themselves from COVID-19. It has been prioritizing Filipinos’ welfare since the beginning and like everyone, it puts people’s health and safety as its top priorities.

As an act of solidarity, Ligo Philippines is reallocating its entire advertising budget this year, effective immediately. The brand will be donating the fund to non-government organizations, charities, and individual groups who are at the forefront of the COVID-19 relief and response efforts.

Bayanihan Musikahan reveals this week’s lineup for online fundraising concert


Bullet Dumas, Gloc-9, Morisette, Chito Miranda, and more to perform and raise funds for COVID-19 relief.

After a successful first few days of Bayanihan Musikahan, featuring Ryan Cayabyab, Ebe Dancel, Karylle, Sponge Cola, Top Suzara, Noel Cabangon, Bayang Barrios and Mike Villegas, Jazz Nicholas, Davey Langit, Keiko Necessario, and more, the concert series continues for another round of online performances this week. The marathon online concert is the biggest citizen-action juggernaut to raise funds and immediately address the food and personal protection needs of the most vulnerable Filipinos in the National Capital Region. 

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Ben&Ben launches online event to raise funds for COVID-19 relief


Ben&Ben is set to hold a massive fundraising online showcase entitled, “Puhon: A Ben&Ben FB Live Event for the COVID-19 Efforts.”

The nine-piece collective will be performing some of their biggest hits for a one-hour live stream show while staying in their respective homes.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

“84 Days to #WW84” Kicks Off Countdown to “Wonder Woman 1984”


The countdown begins to the movie event of the year as Warner Bros. Philippines kicks off today its “84 Days to #WW84” campaign for “Wonder Woman 1984” led by a partnership with 104.3 FM2. 

Directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, “Wonder Woman 1984” arrives in local cinemas June 3, 2020.

AXA seals partnership with MyPocketDoctor


AXA Philippines, one of the leading insurance providers in the Philippines, provides more accessible and convenient healthcare services for its health customers through a partnership with MyPocketDoctor (MPD), the country's first telemedicine application. 

MPD offers 24/7 consultation with a doctor via phone that may be accessed anywhere. 

New Maxicare Health Pod for Alorica employees


Maxicare Healthcare Corporation, the country’s leading healthcare provider, recently established its newest Health Pod at Alorica Centris in South Triangle, Quezon City to provide employees with better access to high-quality healthcare services.

The Health Pod is a fully automated system that manages patient-queuing and makes gathering of initial vital signs quick, accurate and hassle-free. 

It also offers a convenient and time-saving way for employees to get their LOA (letter of authorization). Other services include taking one’s blood pressure, body temperature, and BMI (Body Mass Index).

Boracay getaway for as low as P756.84 per person

Photo by Emer Ibabao­­

Summer is here! Make the most out of your vacation in the pristine beach of Boracay Island by availing of the Sun Season 2020 Promo with rates for as low as PHP756.84 per person or P1,513.86 for two persons at Sun Garden Hilltop Resort; P1,135.26 per person or P2,270.52 for two persons at the Sun Villa Hilltop and Sun Villa Beachfront Resort, for one night and two days, all with free breakfast!

Opting for a longer vacation for less? The Sun Season 2020 Promo also has the option for longer stays with PHP1,513.68 per person and PHP3,027.36 for two persons for two nights, three days, at the Sun Garden Hilltop Resort, PHP2,270.52 per person and PHP 4,541.04 for two persons at the Sun Villa Hilltop Resort and Sun Villa Beachfront Resort, respectively, all with free breakfast.   

Let the SAMSUNG Galaxy S20’s suite of cameras change the way you experience the world!

A good story needs good tools to tell it in the best way possible. With crisp photos to engaging videos, a lot more emotions and reactions, thoughts and perspectives can be conveyed in every grand adventure or intriguing narrative.

Samsung knows just how powerful technology can be in storytelling, and is changing the way people tell them with its new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S20 Series.

Exquisite Style and Effortless Simplicity with LG


With design and style, fads come and go. From bell bottoms, to shoulder pads, to mullets, some fads are best left forgotten to the sands of time. Even technology is not immune. There was a time where having beepers, robot dogs, and zip drives were all the rage. The difference here perhaps is that with tech, it’s always in the pursuit of something better, of innovating to get to the next level.

Minimalist design on the other hand, is timeless. As fads cycle out through the decades, the sheer simplicity, efficiency, and brilliance of minimalism withstands the test of time. With all of the innovations that technology has developed over the years, we’ve come back full circle. At the end of the day, there’s really nothing like the exquisite style that clean lines offers you. Less is more.

Moira Dela Torre gives a fresh, new take to Mulan’s ‘Reflection’


Captivating generations of Disney fans, “Reflection” has been a powerful ballad that breathed life into the narrative of Disney’s “Mulan.” Written and produced by Matthew Wilder and David Zippel, “Reflection” holds a special place in the hearts of many Filipinos for decades.

Just as much the 2020 reimagined version of Mulan is set to release in Philippine cinemas in a few weeks, Disney Philippines introduces a new voice to Mulan’s iconic song as it connects to today’s generation of Disney fans. Deemed as the most streamed Filipina artist, Disney Philippines has collaborated with Moira de la Torre on a localized version of the film’s most endeared song, “Reflection.”

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

BPI-Philam is World Finance’s best life insurer for the 3rd consecutive year


BPI-Philam Life Assurance Corp.’s digital habits and customer service got the nod from London-based international business and finance magazine World Finance which hailed the company as the Best Life Insurance Company in the Philippines in 2019. This is its third consecutive year of receiving the award.

The World Finance Global Insurance Awards celebrates the industry’s most innovative players and top insurers that help drive the sector forward. BPI-Philam has proven its resilience towards challenges and practices its progressive mentality by expanding reach to various areas across the Philippines in its aim to close the protection gap in the country.

GCash empowers Filipino women to be included in the financial landscape


For Filipinos, mothers are considered to be their light of the homes. They provide direction, clarity in difficult situations, and they manage the everyday lives of the Filipino family.

Women also play as the gatekeepers of the finances of Filipino homes. Typical in the Philippines, the husbands give their salaries to the wives, who then distributes the total household earnings to the daily needs and occasional wants of each member of the family.

PSBank Bags a Gold and two Silvers at the 55th Anvil Awards


Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) won big once again as it secured three prestigious recognitions at the recently-concluded 55th Anvil Awards, held at the iconic Manila Hotel. Dubbed as the “Oscars” of the PR industry, the Anvil Awards are presented yearly by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) in recognition of excellent campaigns that impact society.

PSBank took home a Gold Anvil for its long-running financial literacy programs – Good to Know and Be Aware, which have proven to be effective public awareness campaigns in informing and educating its customers, as well as the general public on how financial resources work and how their hard-earned money can be protected from fraudsters.  These campaigns are also in strong support of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ Financial Consumer Protection (FCP) efforts.

Travel Advisory: AirAsia extends period of credit account redemption for selected destinations


AirAsia is extending the period to obtain credit accounts for guests with flight bookings until 30 April to/from selected destinations, including China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.
AirAsia‌ ‌is‌ also ‌making‌ ‌provisions for guests‌ ‌who are unable to travel due to their recent travel history, nationality or travel restrictions imposed by various governments, as the following:

There’s still time to get free Sodexo Mobile Passes in Brother’s Shop Some More promo!

This limited offer from Brother Philippines only lasts until March 31!

Brother Philippines always offers Filipinos the best printing solutions for both home and office, especially with their most sought-after Refill Tank System series that’s featured in the ongoing Shop Some More promo running only until March 31.

If you haven’t gotten a new Brother Refill Tank printer yet, there’s definitely still time for you to get a Sodexo Mobile Pass worth up to P1,500 when they purchase any Brother Refill Tank printer model at suggested retail price. You can get a Sodexo Mobile Pass worth P1,000 when you purchase a DCP-T310, DCP-T510W, or DCP-T710W; while purchasing an MFC-T810W or MFC-T910DW entitles you to a Sodexo Mobile Pass worth P1,500.

Hidilyn Diaz for 8990 Holdings Inc.


8990 Holdings Inc., the leading affordable housing developer in the Philippines, awarded SEA Games weightlifting gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz with a P500,000 check for giving honor and pride to the Philippines after bagging three gold medals in the recently concluded 2020 Weightlifting World Cup in Rome, Italy. 

Diaz previously received a house and lot at DECA Clark Resort and Residences from 8990 and is also a home owner at Urban DECA Tower EDSA. She will be representing the country in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics 2020. 

Filigree to open more upscale projects in 2020


Luxury real estate brand Filigree is expanding its portfolio of masterfully crafted, upscale living spaces with more prestigious, high-value developments this year.

Filigree projects have all been remarkably successful. Thanks to its commitment of continuously providing luxurious spaces that are exemplars of sophistication, comfort, convenience, and leisure expected by the discriminating few.

"Ever since the establishment of Filigree, we have always pushed ourselves to be the gold standard in luxury real-estate developments," says Catherine Ilagan, Filigree head. "For this year, we have plans that will strengthen the brand with unmatched value of our projects."

Thursday, March 5, 2020

5 things to remember about “A Quiet Place Part II”

With barely two weeks before Paramount Pictures’ A Quiet Place Part II arrives in the Philippines on March 18, audiences are well advised to know the following five things about the eagerly anticipated sequel.

A Family Reunited

Following the huge success of the first film, A Quiet Place Part II reunites the filmmaking partnership that spawned it, John Krasinski again writing and directing his real-life wife Emily Blunt. Despite the first film ending on a cliff-hanger, a sequel was never planned but the idea of how people were surviving and how the world could go on were questions that Krasinski could not shake. “I never wanted to go outside the farm on the first one, but it was always in the back of my head. And then to see the reaction from the first movie, and that people had that same question, was really inspiring to me. Because it was something that I felt very much I wanted to explore” says Krasinski. This led to the spark of an idea that took him on a journey to create the expanded world in A Quiet Place Part II.

Brother Philippines extends popular Switch to Tank promo until March

Save on a new Brother Refill Tank System printer when you trade in an old model!

Brother Philippines continues to help Filipinos save more on their printing solutions for the home and the office with the return of their popular Switch to Tank promo, running this time from March to April 3.

As with previous runs of the promo, Brother customers can trade in their old printers, regardless of brand and working condition, for up to 50% discount on a brand-new a DCP-T310 Brother Refill Tank System Printer (and up to 30% on other Brother printer models).

As part of its efforts toward sustainability and environmentally-friendly waste management, Brother will take great care in handling and disposing of the old printers with its DENR-accredited recycling partner, HMR Philippines.

Family Roadtrip Encounters Robot Uprising in First “Connected” Trailer


Saving the world can be a trip. Watch the official trailer for Connected, from the minds behind Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Sony Pictures Animation’s Connected is an original animated comedy from director Mike Rianda (Gravity Falls) and producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Lego Movie) about an everyday family’s struggle to relate while technology rises up around the world!

How to find the right courier partner for your online business


According to a blog article by firstcircle.ph, the internet population in the Philippines to be the fastest growing in the world. It is determined to have enjoyed a growth rate of 530 percent over the last 5 years.

The E-Commerce industry is also set to grow at an annual growth rate of 101.4 percent between 2016 and 2020 and because the Philippines is home to a sizeable youth population it is well placed to see continued online retail activity in the coming years.

And this trend is not something that is localized. All across Asia Pacific region, eCommerce sales is growing exponentially and has even surpassed figures in the US and Europe.

Meralco bans all forms of smoking in company facilities


To further strengthen the company’s commitment for a healthier and more sustainable environment, Manila Electric Company (Meralco) announced that smoking, including vaping and using e-cigarettes, will no longer be allowed, effective March 1, 2020, in all Meralco facilities and premises.

To ensure complete compliance, the company placed visible signages around all Meralco properties, including former designated smoking areas. Security representatives will be regularly inspecting the said areas as a reinforced compliance check.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

realme Philippines Facebook Community wins Silver at 55th Anvil Awards


realme Philippines bagged its first Silver Anvil Award at the 55th Anvil Awards held last February 28 at the Manila Hotel

realme Philippines, the fastest-growing smartphone brand in the country, bags its first Anvil Award at the 55th Anvil Awards, bringing home the Silver Anvil for its Facebook Community under the Digital PR Program for the Consumer Welfare category. The award recognizes the realme Philippines Facebook Community as “a platform to build ties and have a positive and nurturing smartphone experience for the Filipino youth.”

Launched in October 2018, the realme Philippines Facebook Community was created to serve as an avenue where realme executives, fans and users can share tips, feedback, insights and stories about their experience with realme devices toward building a solid community of realme supporters. The community now has 62,680 members, 14,687 posts, 353,264 comments and 699,964 reactions at a 95 percent engagement rate, and the community continues to grow. The realme Philippines Facebook Community is the biggest and most active smartphone online group fostering an inclusive community for realme users and aspiring owners.

#ExperienceAweSM at this year’s Cyberzone Game Fest


SM Cyberzone, the country’s largest chain of IT retail stores, is placing the Filipino gaming industry on the spotlight with Game Fest 2020 now happening in select SM malls. Now on its fifth year, the tech hub continues to cement their position in the gaming industry and continue to uphold their promise of providing the best and latest gadgets to shoppers.

“We live in an age where we are inseparable with our gadgets that help us power our passions. This month, we’re highlighting this by focusing on Filipino gaming, specifically, eSports,” said SM Supermalls senior assistant vice president for sponsorships and Cyberzone marketing head Patrick Pacla.

Here are 4 tech-citing activities to watch out for at SM:

Office World by Blims, Corporate Sale March 1 to April 19, 2020


Upgrade your work space and be productive in comfort and style with OFFICE WORLD CORPORATE SALE! Amazing office furniture are available AS LOW AS P999. FREE DELIVERY w/ min. purchase of P25,000 on featured items within Metro Manila, Imus (Cavite), Sta. Rosa & Cabuyao (Laguna) from March 1- April 19.

https://officeworld.ph/corporate-sale.html


ComCo Southeast Asia Celebrates 4th Anniversary with Anvil, Araw and The Filipino Times Awards in Dubai


ComCo Squadron with the much-coveted metals bagged for impactful campaigns. In photo are (from left): Joan Icotanim, Brand Communications and Administration Director; Rachel Syfargo, Brand Communications and Operations Director; Juan Carlos Sevilla, Senior Brand Communications Officer; Shaina Semaña, Brand Communications Officer; Queenie Resmundo, Senior Brand Communications Associate; Jam Bufi, Senior Brand Communications Associate; Matthew Escosia, Brand Communications Associate; Harvey Llamosa, Executive Initiatives Officer; AC Recio, Digital and Multimedia Arts Officer; and Ferdinand Bondoy, Regional Integration and Chief Executive Director.


Celebrating its fourth year of championing the emerging global disciplines of New PR and Smart Social, trailblazing and fast-rising communications powerhouse ComCo Southeast Asia recently harvested metals at the 55th Anvil Awards, 11th ARAW Advertising Values Awards, and The Filipino Times Awards in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

ComCo Southeast Asia won the Gold Anvil Awards for Public Relations (PR) Program on a Sustained Basis - Community Development (Urban/ Rural) for “Crowdsourcing for Meaningful Solutions: The World Vision Social Innovation Challenge”; for Specialized PR Program - Advocacy Campaign for “#AyokoNgPlastik: The WWF Movement Against Single Use Plastics”; and for PR Program on a Sustained Basis – Youth / Children’s Welfare for “Make Play Happen: The First Play Advocacy Week led by Play It Forward and Unilab Foundation”.

TP wins gold Anvil for HIV awareness advocacy


Teleperformance in the Philippines has won a gold award in the 55th Anvil Awards for its advocacy program HIV Awareness Program: Building a Circle of Advocates.

The Anvil Awards is presented annually by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP), and is the symbol of Excellence in Public Relations. It is awarded to outstanding public relations programs and tools after careful screening by select PR professionals and judging by a distinguished multi-sectoral jury.

“We take this recognition as a sign that we are on the right track, and that communities are ready to work with us in fighting the dangerous stigma around the issue of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Our goal is to promote health and wellness for all and to support people’s endeavor to create communities that are truly welcoming and respectful of each other,” said Teleperformance Philippines Senior Vice President for Human Capital Resource Management Jeffrey Johnson. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Improving Lives, One Super Minimart At A Time


When we hear the word “progress”, images of roads, buildings, and an urbanized lifestyle come to mind. That is all well and good for those residing in so-called “Imperial Manila” but, for most, progress comes at a sustained pace and a grassroots-level scale–a freshly paved road, a new tricycle terminal, or in the case of many developing towns in the north and south, a clean and convenient Super Minimart.

Alfamart, the first and only Super Minimart chain in the Philippines, is very familiar with the positive effects of opening up a store in small towns. Ever since they opened their first store in Trese Martires, Cavite back in 2014, they have been guided by their advocacy of improving overall quality-of-life in the locales they operate in.

Fast forward to today, Alfamart now has 800 stores (their latest one recently opened at Don Ramon Ave., San Fernando, Pampanga). From Cavite, to Laguna, to Bulacan, and finally Pampanga, Alfamart has always been guided by the same principle of improving communities, one Super Minimart at a time.

Cebuana Lhuillier insurance arm transforms into brokerage, ensures accessibility for Filipinos

Brokerage makes insurance accessible for Filipinos Cebuana Lhuillier has transformed its 20-year Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Solutions, Inc. to Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Brokers, Inc. (CLIB), effectively becoming an insurance broker, to provide Filipinos with better access to more inclusive and affordable insurance. In partnership with insurance providers, CLIB will offer life and non-life insurance products through more than 2,500 Cebuana Lhuillier branches and 6,500 domestic partner outlets nationwide. The products will be offered digitally through the eCebuana mobile app, digital insurance marketplace ProtectNow, and online stores Lazada and Shopee. Photo shows Insurance Commissioner Dennis Funa (center), flanked by Cebuana Lhuillier Senior Executive Vice President Philippe Andre Lhuillier and President and CEO Jean Henri Lhuillier, unveiling the CLIB at the “Move with the Future” event in Shangri-La, Makati City. Joining them are Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Brokers First Vice President and Group Head, Jonathan Batangan, and Cebuana Lhuillier First Vice President and Integrated Marketing and Communications Group Head Michael Sena

Cebuana Lhuillier, the country’s largest microfinancial services provider, has introduced a new insurance brokerage companyCebuana Lhuillier Insurance Brokers, Inc. (CLIB) that aims to help provide Filipinos with better access to more inclusive and affordable insurance products and services.

2018 data from the Insurance Commission reveals that almost 40 million or only 37% of the country’s 105 million total population are covered by insurance. Further highlighting how getting insurance can be a challenge, owing to most Filipinos ineligibility for insurance, the inaccessibility of products, and high cost of premiums.

GCash named as ‘Company of the Year’ at 55th Anvil Awards; Wins 21 gold and silver metals


GCash, the leading mobile wallet in the Philippines, was hailed as the Company of the Year in the 55th Anvil Awards, dubbed the Emerald Anvils, after its collective public relations initiatives and tools proved to be the best in the industry.

For its maiden year of joining the much-coveted Anvil Awards, considered as the “Oscars” of the local public relations industry, GCash won the accolade “for its excellence and innovation in its public relations, digital, and marketing communications programs.”

This is the first time that a homegrown financial technology (fintech) firm was honored as the Anvil’s Company of the Year, which is often awarded to big conglomerates, veteran companies with large teams of corporate affairs practitioners, and established household names across different industries.

LG Champions Female Empowerment with its Anvil Awards Win

Receiving the Silver Anvil Award are (L-R) LGEPH brand marketing and communications associate Germilyn Papa, LGEPH product marketing manager-washing machine Cel Anolin, LGEPH marketing communications asst. manager-home appliances Nicole Gelle, LGEPH VP-home appliances Woo Young Jeon, M360 PR and Activations Agency founder and managing director Millet Simeon, M360 PR and Activations Agency senior account manager Deniece Ayeras, and M360 PR and Activations Agency media relations manager Dean Vios

Global leader and technology innovator LG Electronics reaffirms its commitment to empowering women as their Laundry Love campaign bags the coveted Silver Anvil at the 55th Anvil Awards’ Gabi ng Parangal held at the Manila Hotel Fiesta Pavilion on February 28. The winning campaign was in the category “Public Relations Tools” under the sub-category: Exhibits and Special events.

SM wins big at the 55th Anvil Awards


SM won seven Gold Anvil Awards for: SM Cares and Global Peace Foundation’s Global Youth Summit (Tool), SM Cares’ Emergency Preparedness Forum for the Disabled and Elderly (Program), SM Supermalls’ Employee Experience Journey (Program), SM Prime’s “Pride in My Purpose” Video (Tool), SM Investments Corporation’s 2018 Sustainability Report (Tool) and Global Reporting Initiative Sustainability Summit 2018 (Program), and the SM Development Corporation (SMDC) “Protect our Community” (Program).

Ben&Ben joins Eric Chou and other Sony Music Asia artists on “Forever Beautiful”


Ben&Ben takes part in a regional collaboration expressing solidarity and support for those affected by the outbreak of iCOVID-19 Coronavirus.

The folk-pop collective joins Sony Music artists across Asia in delivering a spectacular take on Taiwanese superstar Eric Chou’s original track “Forever Beautiful.”

Doja Cat’s “Say So” earworms its way to global viral prominence


With its effervescent disco sheen, attention-grabbing chorus, and inescapable vibe, Doja Cat’s “Say So” is shaping up to be a global smash.

The song currently sits at number 32 on Spotify Philippines Viral 50 and has climbed steadily on the Billboard Hot 100 for more than a month since its debut. In a short period of time, it has reached more than a hundred million streams worldwide, becoming Doja Cat’s biggest hit on Spotify.

The song’s breakthrough could be attributed in part to its success on video-sharing social networking platform, TikTok, where it inspired various dance challenges from top Hollywood celebrities and social media influencers.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Experience the powerful flagship-grade features of the SAMSUNG Galaxy Note10 Lite


SAMSUNG redefined productivity with the Galaxy Note10, a next-level device that helps balance multiple projects and pursue goals. Its users were able to achieve more with the ultimate productivity tool, highlighted by the revolutionary S Pen. Now, the Korean tech brand will make that same mobile experience more accessible with the Galaxy Note10 Lite.

Casa de Memoria to hold auction with fine European antiquities


Palacio de Memoria's auction house, Casa de Memoria, or simply the Casa, will be holding Primero, an auction that will feature a curated selection of rare Euro-Filipino treasures, on March 21, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Palacio de Memoria, 95 Roxas Boulevard, Parañaque City. 

Nathan & Mercury drops two new singles “Fools (Reprise)” and “Fake Love”


Now leaning toward a more exciting sonic direction, Nathan & Mercury has raised the bar in terms of producing songs that combine a wide variety of music styles.

Fans will be elated to know that the pop/R&B outfit is back with two new singles, “Fools (Reprise)” and “Fake Love”—released on the very same day via Sony Music Philippines.

Written, composed, arranged, and produced by the band, both tracks update their foray into multi-genre experiments with newfound ambition and front-to-back confidence, discarding their inhibitions to make room for more past and present sonic convergence, soul and gospel influences, and shamelessly honest songwriting.

Piso Sale starts midnight tonight with Cebu Pacific Super Seat Fest - Book from March 3 - 5, 2020!

Cebu Pacific opens month-long #CEBSuperSeatFest 
with 3-Day PISO SALE!!!

More deals are up for grabs as CEB celebrates it's 24th anniversary!  And what better way to celebrate it than with Cebu Pacific's #CEBSuperSeatFest!  

The Philippines' leading carrier brings back the Super Seat Fest to spur everyJuan to travel and Be A Baryahero.  Book Piso Fare flights one-way base fare from March 3 to 5.  The three-day sale gives more chances for everyjuan to book great deals - this will be the first time the airline is making available the most number of piso seats ever since they started this promo years back!

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Teen Royalties Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla come back to share the many rewards you get when you “Don’t Pay Cash. PayMaya!”

 Local film and TV royalties Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla strut the “green carpet” before the official premiere of their latest “BalikBayad” video project as the newest brand ambassadors of PayMaya, the most rewarding mobile wallet app in the Philippines today.

After more than a year of not being seen together on-screen, “Teen Royalties” Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla reunite for an action-packed project that sees them sharing the many perks and rewards of going cashless through PayMaya’s “BalikBayad” campaign.

Serving as a follow-up to PayMaya’s widely successful “Don’t Pay Cash. PayMaya!” campaign last year which gave birth to a catchy video and jingle set to the tune of the hit ‘90’s Eraserheads song “Ligaya,” the “BalikBayad” campaign sees Kathryn and Daniel in action-packed scenes teaming up to beat a common foe–cash.

The Epson SC-F9430H is the first Epson printer with fluorescent inks


Epson has announced the launch of its new 64-inch, dye-sublimation printers, the SureColor SC-F9430 and SC-F9430H digital textile printers. The printers have been developed to deliver outstanding quality and high-volume printing, for sports apparels, fashion apparel, home decorations, outdoor signage as well as other printed merchandise.

A first for Epson, the SC-F9430H printer offers businesses the additional feature of printing fluorescent colours using the new Epson genuine fluorescent yellow and fluorescent pink inks. The new Epson Fluorescent Color Collection library in Edge Print software enables colour processing for fluorescent inks, bringing customers more colour variation during processing.

SKY partners with SHOPEE for a special subscription offer


A rewarding online shopping experience awaits new SKY subscribers as it launches the “Go Online for Great Deals with SKY and Shopee Promo” to give new subscribers up to P400 discount on their Shopee purchase.

This thrilling promo is available to anyone who is successfully installed with a SKY Fiber, SKYcable, or SKYdirect postpaid subscription via online application at mysky.com.ph within the promo period, February 11 to April 30, 2020.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Space-Ta brings a splash of nostalgia and soul with new single “Sa Piling Mo”


After gaining traction in Japan for his viral hit “Merry Christmas From Your Bed,” Filipino multi-genre artist Space-Ta returns with a brand new single released under Locked Down Entertainment.

Aptly titled “Sa Piling Mo,” the romantic track explores a nostalgic but soulful sound informed by Philly soul and gospel music. But the delivery echoes every Pinoy power balladeer’s dream: an image of a non-stop karaoke filled with Basil Valdez and Rico J Puno hits, delivered drunkenly with every bit of passion and intensity.

According to Space-Ta, the song deals with his romantic journey as a time-traveling musician who broke up with his girlfriend in 2032, and ended up meeting someone new in 1989.

Filipina rapper Alex Bruce teams up with BTS collaborator August Rigo on “Going Crazy”


Here’s another upbeat jam that embraces a more eclectic sound. Alex Bruce’s second single “Go Crazy” under Sony Music Philippines is a collaboration with Filipino-Canadian songwriter and producer August Rigo, the other half of the songwriting duo behind BTS’s worldwide smash “Black Swan.”

The sophomore track takes listeners to the Filipina rapper’s musical journey and the struggles that she has to overcome in her bid to discover a bigger world outside of dreams and opportunities. “The song is all about me dreaming big,” the young talent reveals in a statement. “It’s also about my vision of how the world will interact with me and my music. Literally, it’s about pushing through my blueprint and perspectives, no matter how hard it is.”

Heads up, podkids: SM Supermalls teams up with #TheLinyaLinyaShow for a special ‘self-love’ podcast episode

SM Supermalls and The Linya-Linya Show team up for special podcast episodes featuring pop-doctor-slash-love-guru Gia Sison.


Who said love month is just for couples? It’s for singles (a.k.a. self-partnered), too!

Let’s talk about self-love this Valentine’s season as SM Supermalls and The Linya-Linya Show team up for special podcast episodes featuring pop-doctor-slash-love-guru Gia Sison with show host Ali Sangalang!

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